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Findings on Electrochemical Research Detailed by Investigators at University of Sao Paulo

June 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Current study results on Electrochemical Research have been published. According to news reporting originating from Sao Carlos, Brazil, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The diffusion mechanism in electrodes of nanoscale dimensions was investigated. We report the use of the Crank-Nicolson finite differential method in 2 dimensions to solve the diffusion mechanism in electrodes with a radius on the order of 10 nm."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sao Paulo, "The behaviour of the boundary layer diffusion and the importance of edge effects on the current flow of electroactive ions in solution are also discussed in the context of the Compton-Dickinson double layer. The change in chemical potential indicated the preferred directions for the diffusion of electroactive species from reactants to products and their relationship with a Coulombic point charge at the nanoelectrode surface."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This study assesses the contribution of the edge effect in low-dimensional electrodes towards the total current density observed in electrochemical experiments."

For more information on this research see: Diffusion Mechanisms in Nanoelectrodes: Evaluating the Edge Effect. Electrochimica Acta, 2014;123():66-71. Electrochimica Acta can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W.D. Goncalves, University of Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include R.M. Iost and F.N. Crespilho.

Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Sao Carlos, South America, Electrochemical Research

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